May 2022 Newsletter

Environmentally Sustainable
Long-Duration Energy Storage

Company Updates…

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The Path of Energy Security is Green

Reliance on fossil fuels has long created energy insecurity, and today we also face new threats from extreme weather, cyberattacks on energy infrastructure and unstable energy supply chains. To truly achieve energy independence, we need to create a resilient energy system powered by renewable energy and built using flexible supply chains that do not rely upon politically unstable regions of the world. Learn more in this latest white paper about how innovation and strategic investment will lead to energy independence.

In The News …

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How utilities can leverage long-duration energy storage to accelerate the clean energy transition

The Department of Energy’s “Long Duration Storage Shot” put a high-profile spotlight on the value of long-duration energy storage (LDES) for utilities. According to the DOE: “Energy storage has the potential to accelerate full decarbonization of the electric grid. While shorter-duration storage is currently being installed to support today’s level of renewable energy generation, longer-duration storage technologies are needed as more renewables are deployed on the grid.”

Senior VP of Business Development and Sales, Hugh McDermott, talks to what ESS’ iron-flow batteries, a lead contender in the LDES category, do best to help utilities integrate a large amount of renewables into their grids of the future. 

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These Next-Gen Batteries are Low-Carbon, Recyclable and Nontoxic

Energy storage is the key to unlocking Earth’s vast wind and solar energy resources, but limitations associated with lithium-ion batteries, the technology of choice to date, are driving demand for alternatives. While Li-ion batteries can be a good option for relatively short-duration storage applications, innovative new offerings, such as the utility-scale iron flow batteries produced by the energy storage firm ESS, provide more environmentally sustainable solutions that are able to store and deploy clean energy over longer durations built on a streamlined, plug-and-play platform.

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We need long term energy storage!

New technologies for energy storage will accelerate the green data center revolution. By integrating long-duration storage into data center projects, operators will be able to not only deliver environmental benefits, but support a stronger energy grid for all energy consumers.

But today, they have a new tool in their toolbox: economical, sustainable long-duration energy storage from iron flow batteries. When paired with wind and solar energy resources, these systems enable data center operators to cost-effectively utilize renewable energy.

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Could Baltic winds and Berlin batteries power Bavaria?

As Germany faces power cuts and grapples with its reliance on foreign gas, it appears the time has come for Baltic wind and Berlin batteries to power Bavaria. By Alan Greenshields, Director of Europe, ESS Inc.

Upcoming events

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May 23-25, Dallas, TX

ESS CEO Eric Dresselhuys will be presenting at DISTRIBUTECH International on the topic: “Revolutionizing the Grid with Long-duration Storage” May 23, 1:30 – 2 pm PST.

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June 1-2, Philadelphia

James Naviaux, Director of Global Partnerships & Commercial Strategy, will be participating in the breakout session: “But is a Microgrid Possible for My Community? Veteran Microgridders Show the Way.” He will be joined by Joe Sullivan, Head of Sales, PXiSE Energy Solutions to discuss how Cameron Corners, California, will protect numerous critical community facilities including a fire station, a health center, and key telecommunications equipment during the state’s notorious public safety power shutoffs.

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June 6-9, San Diego

ESS Inc. is proud to be a sponsor of Wood Mackenzie’s Solar & Energy Storage Summit. Join us on the SDG&E Wildfire Mitigation Microgrid Tour sponsored by ESS & EPC Power, Monday June 6, from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm. In addition, Alan Greenshields, Head of EMEA Business Development, will be speaking at the Fireside Chat: “The challenges facing long duration energy storage – what are the pathways for transitioning to a mainstream provider of grid flexibility?” on June 9th from 12:15 – 12:45 pm PT, alongside Dan Shreve, Global Head of Energy Storage at Wood Mackenzie.

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June 6-9, San Diego

ESS Inc. is proud to be a sponsor of Wood Mackenzie’s Solar & Energy Storage Summit. Join us on the SDG&E Wildfire Mitigation Microgrid Tour sponsored by ESS & EPC Power, Monday June 6, from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm. In addition, Alan Greenshields, Head of EMEA Business Development, will be speaking at the Fireside Chat: “The challenges facing long duration energy storage – what are the pathways for transitioning to a mainstream provider of grid flexibility?” on June 9th from 12:15 – 12:45 pm PT, alongside Dan Shreve, Global Head of Energy Storage at Wood Mackenzie.